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Enabling Genocide
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The sentencing of a former general for the slaughter of civilians in the Bosnian war is a bitter reminder: Key nations of the West, including the U.S., have been deeply complicit in genocide.

Dutch Museum Solves Van Gogh Mystery
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Is it or isn't it? Turns out it is -- that is, a still-life painting of a dynamic flower arrangement that experts at the Kroeller-Mueller Museum in the Netherlands once believed to be the work of Vincent van Gogh but then questioned has been reattributed to the Dutch postimpressionist, thanks in part to some X-ray sleuthing.

Dutch MP Off the Hook in Hate Speech Case

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Depending on how you see it, a Dutch court's acquittal Thursday of controversial politician Geert Wilders is an instance of hate speech gone unpunished or, as Wilders himself put it, "a victory for freedom of expression in the Netherlands."

Spain Wins the World Cup

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For the first time in the country's history, Spain has won soccer's coveted World Cup, defeating the Netherlands' national team on Sunday in a tense match that ended after a late goal in extra time.

Belgium Unity 'Close to the Abyss'

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Electoral victories for Dutch-speaking separatists in Belgium have further shaken the fragile unity of the European country. Nationalist movements there continue to gain momentum, and this, analysts say, has pushed Belgium "close to the abyss" of permanent national division.

General Points Finger at Gays in Bosnian Massacre

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Listen to this: John Sheehan, a retired U.S. Marine officer and former NATO supreme commander during the war in Bosnia, has finally found a scapegoat for the estimated 8,000-plus Muslims who died in 1995's Srebrenica massacre: homosexual Dutch soldiers.

Dutch to Leave Afghanistan

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One day after the Dutch Cabinet collapsed, the country's prime minister has announced that he expects the Netherlands to pull out all its troops from Afghanistan in August.

Trial Opens for Anti-Islamic Dutch Politician

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Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders' words are coming back to haunt him -- in court. Wilders, an ultra-right-wing member of the Netherlands parliament, has drawn fire in recent years for his vocal anti-Islam stance, which he has expressed both in cinematic form and in what prosecutors in Amsterdam allege is hate speech.

Lab-Grown Pig Even Vegetarians Can Eat

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Dutch scientists are doing their bit to address the food crisis, the climate crisis and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals by growing pork meat from muscle cells harvested from a live pig. Their hope is to turn the cells from one animal into the meat from a million without killing any. (continued)

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